“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:


 All About the Romance

Well, I’m not really ‘all about the romance’ but as today is Valentine’s Day, why not!

  1. Rhett and Scarlett – obvious but had to be included.  Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  It’s not SFF Jim – but frankly, I don’t give a damn.
  2. Alexander and Tatiana.  Had to be on here – The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons – boy oh boy is this one hot romance.  I’m not kidding.  I don’t, as I said above, usually read romance but this book…omg.
  3. Jamie and Claire – Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  I expect these two will be on a few lists this week!
  4. Princess Buttercup and Westley.  The Princess Bride by William Goldman.  Sweet and funny romance – inconceivable?
  5. Buffy and Spike – Oh Yes!  I haven’t read the books but I have seen the series and Spike wins.
  6. Ron and Hermione – maybe not a sizzling couple because that would be a bit wrong and apparently Ron has the emotional range of a teaspoon – but here it is nonetheless!  J K Rowling’s Harry Potter.
  7. Han Solo and Leia – yes, I have never read any of the Star Wars books but I’ve seen the films and so this counts!
  8. Toby and Tybalt – really, couldn’t leave these off!  The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire.  Plus King of the Cats – Grrr!
  9. Tristan and Yvaine from Neil Gaiman’s Stardust – don’t you just love Neil Gaiman’s books!
  10. ??? – your choice please…




21 Responses to ““Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind””

  1. sjhigbee

    I’m going to add one from a book I’ve just completed – Miranda and Caliban from the book by Jacqueline Carey. Beautiful and compelling… Thank you for this, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to starting that one – I feel bad because my reading has gone off the wall and I should have read it already but this month I’ve literally read two books!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Sometimes Life happens, doesn’t it and all those plans just slip, don’t they? You still are writing about books and producing an entertaining, readable blog that I always look forward to visiting:).

  2. Nathan

    That is hard because so many of the books I have read the romances fall short (I mean, Princess Bride is the best but really its romance isn’t exactly built for the reader).

    I don’t remember the book well but a few years back I read Moth and Spark and seem to recall believing the romance aspects working well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Okay – I need to check out this Moth and Spark – thanks 😀

  3. Tammy

    I heartily approve of Buffy and Spike! I always loved Spike more than Angel, but I know I was in the minority:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Nope – well, maybe, but if so, I’m in the minority with you. Spike every time.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I haven’t read the Outlander books, but based on the show, that’s a great pick. And Ron and Hermione, that one made me laugh (not in a bad way, but because like you said, Ron has the emotional range of a teaspoon)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I read quite a few of the Outlander books – the first was my favourite but the others are good. The series is also quite good.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Birdie

    Willow and Oz!

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Of course Toby and Tybalt! I totally approve 🙂

  7. jessicabookworm

    Great choices – I haven’t read any of these (other than Stardust) but I have loved the films and TV shows 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Phedre and Joscelin, Just had to throw it out there 🙂

    And lol at Ron with the emotional range of a teaspoon. I would say even less than that, I just do not like that kid 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      I don’t know how I didn’t remember to put them on here – you know, sometimes you have your initial thoughts and then when you do your post your mind forgets half of your good intentions!
      Lynn :

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    Toby and Tybalt and Princess Buttercup and Westley are such amazing choices! My top pick is the couple from Daughter of the Forest…but I don’t want to name names because I can’t recall if you’ve read that one yet! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I need to step up my reading of the Marillier books I have. Trying to cut back on review books so that I can have a mix each month.
      Lynn 😀

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